[alsa-devel] 5.1 surround sound with Hercules Fortissimo II

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Sep 17 21:57:35 CEST 2007

At Mon, 17 Sep 2007 21:05:39 +0200,
Tomi wrote:
> > The SPDIF output on CS46xx-based sound card unlikely works.
> > It's a long-standing bug that transferring non-audio often breaks
> > because of lack of proper SPDIF status bits setting.
> >
> > I have no clue yet what to fix this...
> >
> I do not know if I understood U correctly but at the moment 5.1
> surround sound is not possible with Hercules Fortissimo II, correct?

It depends on what you need for your surround box.  If you connect the
digital (SPDIF) output for AC3/DTS, it doesn't work.  If you connect 3
analog output jacks, it *might* work.  The 5.1 *analog* output is
supported on *some* boards with cs46xx chip.


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